ILLEGALLY DUMPED WASTE FROM SEPTIC TANK MAY HAVE KILLED SWANS

first_imgIllegally dumped waste from a septic tank may have been to blame for the deaths of 32 swans in Dunfanaghy.Rangers examine the dead swan found in Mullaghduff yesterdayInvestigators have discovered the waste in a field next to New Lake where the birds were found last weekend.It is believed the material could have seeped into the lake and gradually killed the birds over the past month. Pat Warner, regional manager of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, said this is the most likely cause of the deaths.The carcasses of the birds have now been sent to the Department of Agriculture’s Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Sligo for analysis.It will take at least a week for those tests to come through and to show what killed the birds.As well as the discovery of 32 swans in Dunfanaghy, a further three birds were founds 30 kms away in Mullaghduff. Wildlife officers believe the three birds may have flown from the original flock in Dunfanaghy and then died. ILLEGALLY DUMPED WASTE FROM SEPTIC TANK MAY HAVE KILLED SWANS was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DunfanaghySeptic tankswanslast_img

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